UK-Liberia Energy Transition & Countdown to COP26

UK-Liberia Energy Transition & Countdown to COP26


DMA were delighted to host an innovative hybrid event on the 18th October that combined socially distanced physical meetings in London and Monrovia, connected by a digital bridge. 

Focused on the energy transition, the event connected business to government. Principals and interlocutors from the Liberian Government introduced themselves to the delegates and had the opportunity to present their positions in the run up to COP26. British companies then had the opportunity to organise meetings with pre-identified individuals within the Ministry of Mines and Energy, Rural and Renewable Energy Agency (RREA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and other relevant authorities on a 1-to-1 basis.

Watch a video of proceedings on our YouTube channel.


* pre-recorded

Monday 18th October

12:00 – 12:15:     Mission Opening*

  • HE Ambassador Gurly Gibson Schwarz, Liberian Ambassador to the United Kingdom
  • HMA Neil Bradley, British Ambassador to Liberia
  • The Lord Sheikh of Cornhill

12:15 - 12:30: Mission Keynote*

  • Hon Dewah Gray, Acting Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

12:30 – 12:35:    Diversifying Liberia’s Energy Mix*

  • Hon. Gesler Murray, Minister of Lands, Mines and Energy

12:35 – 13:10:    The Liberian offer*

  • Hon. Jeanie M Cooper, Minister, Ministry of Agriculture
  • Hon. Mawine Diggs, Minister, Minstry of Commerce and Industry
  • Stephen V Potter Sr., Deputy Executive Director, the Rural and Renewable Energy Agency
  • Hon. Wilson Tarpeh, Executive Director & CEO, the Environmental Protection Agency
  • Atty. Charlyne Brumskine, Managing Partner, CMB Law Group 

13:10 – 13:20:    Spotlight: World Bank on Financing the Energy Transition and Investing to Achieve Net Zero*​

  • Khwima Nthara, Country Manager Liberia, World Bank

13:20 – 13:45:    Introduction to UK Companies

This session will see UK companies introduced to Liberian Government via video link

13:45 – 14:30:     Introduction to the Liberian Government

Chaired by Hon. Molewuleh Gray, Chairman, National Investment Commission (NIC) who will also give an overview on the investment climate in Liberia

This session will see the Liberian Government introduced to UK companies via video link

15:10 – 15:30:     Lunch Break